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The Sinking of the Titanic

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
The Sinking of the Titanic
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief outline on the design and conception of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and discuss its ultimate sinking.

The Titanic, built as the largest ocean liner in service at the time, sank in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 23:40 (ship's time) on Sunday, 14 April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 02:20 (ship's time) on Monday, 15 April, resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

This presentation introduces the design of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and describes the iceberg collision as the primary reason that led to its sinking.  It further discusses other reasons that catered for the fatal effects of the Titanic’s sinking, including high speeds, weather conditions, a fatal wrong turn, a dismissed iceberg warning, and a lack of binoculars and lifeboats. Finally, this presentation describes the lessons learnt following the disaster and the future missions that led to the Titanic’s discovery and ongoing legacy.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to ship engineers, directors, and builders who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the basics of DC systems.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the design of the Titanic as the ‘Unsinkable’ ship and discuss its initial conception and design
  • Familiarizing with the alterations and design flaws that catered for the Titanic’s sinking
  • Discussing the iceberg collision as the primary reason that led to its sinking and the fatal effects of this collision
  • Familiarizing with the lessons learnt from the Titanic’s sinking
  • Learning about the later missions that led to the Titanic’s discovery and ongoing legacy
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "The Sinking of the Titanic". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 53 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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